As if the United States needs another basketball event to dominate the rest of the Olympic field, the International Olympic Committee is meeting next week to set the events for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, and one event that is strongly being considered is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. This 3-on-3 tournament would be an addition to the usual 5-on-5 basketball that we’ve been accustomed to watching during the Summer Olympics.
The idea of adding 3-on-3 to the Olympics is to bring a streetball-styled, half-court event to the summer games. This means that the 3-on-3 basketball will likely take place outdoors under the Tokyo sun as opposed to the air conditioned confines of an arena, where 5-on-5 will be happening.
The Associated Press’ Graham Dunbar talked with FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann about this possible addition of 3-on-3 basketball to the Olympics: